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SFGTV
Jul 25, 2011 2:30pm PDT
-- as other communities have, and we don't feel it's correct for a big bucks to come in and approached the hard work we have had to service our customers. [tone] supervisor mar: i just wanted to add that there is a pet supply store within a couple blocks from this site and there is also pets' corner and drew's canine corner and those are the ones they're just the closest. there are a number of others as well. >> it good afternoon, supervisors. i work with jefferies natural pet foods in the castro district. we have two stores. i wanted to speak a little bit about our experiences to what makes a small pet food store different from a big box chain and how we can serve our customers in different ways and how we would like to be able to continue doing this despite large corporate competition. we knew dogs that come in by name and we the people who come in by name. we know it may have special needs and allergies, we know when they need certain products ordered for them. we also deliver. we do a lot for our customers. most of that is to create a community atmosphere that is a neighborhood by
SFGTV
Jul 27, 2011 4:30pm PDT
the big boxes to command. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am the owner of a natural pet food store in two locations and about to open a huge manufacturing facility in san francisco and i would like to encourage the legislation so we can keep our stores going and keep the small pet stores going. we all have a special relationship and we cater to everyone in the bay area. we deliver five days a week and there's no reason we could not help any customer that could not get to a store. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. a month ago, we opened a pet store -- a little background -- since we're building a pet store, i was in management and decided to pursue my dream of owning a small store. in our research to open a pet store in our neighborhood coppola we researched all the stores in san francisco and the bay area trying to find a good location, not just for san francisco the whole area and we narrowed it down to our whole location. the only research we did not do was if there is going to be a big box score coming into the neighborhood. we knew they were determined to co
SFGTV
Jul 26, 2011 8:30am PDT
formula retail big box stores like the current pet food express on california and others, that would harm many of the small businesses according to testimony at the other commissions as well. the modifications i introduced last time will help us move this forward with the strong suggestions of the planning commission staff and i want to say that one other issue that has come up is why don't we allow a conditional use process to proceed? i will just i have respect for the decisionmaking process of the planning commission but many small businesses that brought these suggestions to us -- we have crafted this legislation carefully out of the urgency of our small business sector and we need to protect our neighborhood now, and for the future as well. other comments made at the planning commission were important -- why didn't we go further and make it work comprehensive as an overall effort to look at other industries like the hardware stores or office supply stores and i will just say we did our best to make this a limited measure that could go further, but we look forward to working with
SFGTV
Jul 6, 2011 9:00pm PDT
from, i would say, a leader figure. talking about a teacher, mother, big brother, friend, someone you can look up to. lack of support from them, just the environment you grow up in. a lot of environments that youth are growing up in now are not what it should be. >> i would say huge barrier would be gender orientation discrimination. there should be more culturally competent training for youth service providers. anyone who works with youth should be adequately trained in order for there to be a better overall community. >> i would say adequate schooling in the juvenile justice system. with teachers also being culturally competent and aware of what students are going through. you have their undivided attention. i know behavior might play a difference, but if they are incarcerated, there are not a lot of parenting programs. those things are taken a way at a time in their life when all they have to do is think, so i think it would be a good idea to have those. >> adding on to that, the juvenile justice system, i think there should be more of a focus on restorative justice. so you give ki
SFGTV
Jul 16, 2011 10:30am PDT
would be services that people depend on and that have a big impact and kind of the overall quality of our neighborhoods and the services that people see in the city. commissioner o'brien: commissioner kasselman? commissioner kasselman: i have a personal anecdote that is pertinent to this situation. about two weeks ago i had a friend walking in the mission district and attacked in a gang-related incident. a whole group of people that i know are now going to avoid the mission. i thank the mayor for addressing the situation. and having grown up in san francisco, it saddens me that now i know a bunch of people who won't go there. as a business owner, those businesses in that vicinity are going to lose, you know, 50 customers. if that happens elsewhere in the city, that could affect us one way or the other. i just wanted to sort of thank that from that perspective. >> thank you for that. i think that excellent reflects the mayor's thoughts on this as well that he's really interested in making sure that we have the services on the street that make san francisco our commercial districts invi
SFGTV
Jul 7, 2011 9:30am PDT
space and did not go with a percentage because a percentage would really vary depending how big the venue was and that was impossible to do. if we said 10% and the place was 1200 square feet, that would be pretty big. you know what i mean? we had to go towards something that would accommodate a relative amount of people. >> but they think it would accommodate 3-5 at the most? >> correct. i mean would co map it out but it's not a lot of space. >> we're welcome to take suggestions if you is a suggestion about that issue, please forward it to our office. >> anything else? >> yeah -- >> do you have a question? >> i just want to make a comment to ms. andriesi. i have grave concerns about whether we could punitively limit any location to a little tiny speaker or only one speaker or anything like that because i would think that they would have mr. reny have us and the board of appeals in no time flat at all because we're limiting a first amendment-protected right, entertainment. we have no discretion other than what the legislation gives us. so if the legislation does not set a sound stand
SFGTV
Jul 1, 2011 8:00pm PDT
with us, to make sure that attendance is as big as possible. i would really like to webstream this event. we can include anybody that can't come but wants to check-in and if they are able to online. and have it available on demand. i am hopeful that maybe i will find somebody that has the equipment to let me do that. as a specific volunteer type thing. we're looking for a sponsorship to assist with refreshments for the event. we'll keep the commission informed as we move on. i wanted to let the staff of that the commission staff attended a couple liberal meetings since the last time we were here. we did the labor complaints, both of these venues were having some sound problems. staff attended last week on june 22. there was an additional follow- up meeting at central station. the outcome for both included increased calls to assist in managing crut noise at the end of the night. a thing they will report for soundproofing. when i finish, he can pick up from there. i wanted to let the commission know about progress of the implementation of the promoter legislation. we're working on th
SFGTV
Jul 30, 2011 1:00am PDT
sound. it graduated. there is a little amplified sound and big amplified sound. i don't know how you would like to do with it but that is what she just expressed. >> we are looking if there is a way to separate out smaller operators? as far as i know, there are 10 major sightseeing companies in the city that have opened their buses. >> they seem to be multiplying. i see more of those double decker buses than i ever have. >> and even the small ones, i happen to live on a tourist site. those little small things, they are so loud. they are. the are really very intrusive. personally, i appreciate this because i have to year that same talk like 20 times a day. >> i have received lots of feedback from across the city. i would to speak to the alamo square neighborhood association. we got e-mail from all across the city where people made the same statements all over and over again. >> i like this legislation because where i live on 20, i hear them every day. sometimes, early saturday morning going up market street. i do like this. i have the same concerns. there are some smaller and smaller
SFGTV
Jul 23, 2011 9:00am PDT
bicycle up all of those hills. big city nights and those big city bills you were looking so right. making all of the budget come back, big city home nights and those big city bills and you were looking so right bring the budget bat b -- ack ♪ [bell] president chiu: thank you. next speaker is not. >> thank you -- next speakers. >> you may hear the seriousness in my voice because i am been victimized. many just give you one example over there. i want to make this clear to the city and county on record. i have been here in city hall for 20 years. i was upstairs in the media room before the earthquake, ok? now, i done made history. i made history, and now, they are trying to get rid of me. one thing is sure, i'm going to stand my ground. i am asking for a public hearing of what goes on in the press room. right now, i think you all know. the press room, that is part of city hall, and that is expensive real estate. back when real -- when willie brown was the mayor, he gave them the room. to see if there is quality. some got two realms. some got one. but me? i got no rooms. i do not ha
SFGTV
Jul 1, 2011 9:00pm PDT
specifically? >> well, give me a big, big number. >> our understanding from the shawl business office and from jocelyn is that scores of people have contacted them. we don't have a -- we haven't been creating a tally. i think it's been estimated that somewhere near 100 people have come to either our office or the small business office or jocelyn. and has said that they are interested in presenting some type of limited performance at their venue. but we -- specific count, i can't give you. er >> already. say we sort of set aside the notion that this is a folk singer in a cafe. >> well, let me be clear about that. this very clearly states that entertainment is an accessory use and it's not the primary use and it's live and it's limited until 10:00 or less. so it is modest and it is limited. and it is an akcessory use so both singers and guitar players are a part of that, yes. >> i have a question. would it be accurate to say that a heavy metal band in a bar next door to a buddhist meditation center would also be permitted under this legislation? >> if the heavy metal -- let's see
SFGTV
Jul 22, 2011 9:30am PDT
basing the program on some of these survey results. but what if there is a big a bite? >> that is why staging the opt out notification is important to us. because if we are wrong on how many customers choose to opt out, we want to be able to reach out to more customers and backfill so that the commitment level we have the best matches the commitment we are making with shell. >> so of people opt out at a lower rate than we expect, it would be great. if they opt out at a higher rate, then we have this reserve a customers to back fill its. president vietor: right. in the marin, 8,000 are currently enrolled. do know how many were invited? >> i do not know how many, but they had about a 20% of doubt rate. they are light green programs. -- they had about a 20% of doubt rate. the dark green program was an opt in the program. remember, their program parameters are different than ours. president vietor: the low-income would still have a reduced rate, but it would still go up, right? >> it would be a subsidized rate. the generation co our service is higher than the generation component of pg&e'
SFGTV
Jul 26, 2011 10:00pm PDT
with jazz and song filled the district of -- fill teh dis -- fill the district up like a big store you really turned me on your knock me off of my feet now ♪ [applause] supervisor chiu: next speaker. >> that is a hard act to follow. very good singer. i am the president of the fillmore jazz community association of san francisco. to the honorable supervisors, and to the general public, i thank you for this opportunity to speak. we do certainly ask -- signed you for the continuance of this item. certainly, there are many organizational and administrative struggles and hurdles and that we have had as a cbd. however, as the supervisor has so eloquently spoken, this community has gone through many transitions with regards to redevelopment agency -- the redevelopment agency. i think it causes for what i would like to call a mass anarchy. i will say that in a very brass way because we need to have some organized structure in the community for cleaning, safety, and for marking the area. without that, who will be the person to take that on? who will take the task of cleaning the streets?
SFGTV
Jul 7, 2011 3:00am PDT
then play a big role -- community partners but play a big role. the cuts would be even steeper if we did not have folks who believe in the work we are doing and believed in our kids. i want to go back to this concept of generating revenue. there are ways we can generate revenue. i am getting mixed feelings about a summer school. it is one of those places that is not engaging but they go because they have to, and it is depressing to see them working on one subject because a variety of different reasons over the school year, but i know it is really helpful to your your -- really helpful. i really want to think about how we are spending our dollars, so if we are going to utilize our attendance liaison, let's utilize in a way where we are identifying students who are showing habitual studios in a secure a good -- habitually studios. i would like to see where those dollars are going. i also want us to plan ahead. we and the scrambling for kids and teachers we do we and upon three do we end a of scrambling for kids and -- we end up scrambling for kids and teachers. it is hard to get the
SFGTV
Jul 9, 2011 4:00am PDT
. this is a big safety issue when cab drivers don't want to take credit cards. the easiest way to make a safe is to make a cash list taxi. when you allow the police to charges for the credit cards, you discourage cab drivers from taking those credit cards. you will be responsible for having some of us slide some day. [applause] >> good afternoon. >> i would like to think chris for running these meetings that when on. this was done under a great dress and under relentless personal attacks. -- this is done under great duress. some issues have not been resolved, the credit card issues and the back seat terminal. that has put an end to the electronic waybills as far as i can see. we should be having a meter increase and i don't know what happened to that. i guess you have a technical reason. they think that you did that because you are stonewalling them. it was a bad decision on your part to take it off of the agenda. at any rate, i have said what i had to say. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. the point i want to address because i'm sure you have heard much from other drivers abo
SFGTV
Jul 22, 2011 2:00am PDT
insurance benefits i get. i don't know who is paying big premiums. i hope is being deducted from any and all of you that may benefit from that. thank you. i also picked up this charter amendment will affect the number of elected officials that are going to make decisions about pensions and i think electing is better than appointing. thank you. [tone] president chiu: thank you. are there any other members of the public who wish to speak at this public hearing? the public hearing is close. supervisor mar: there is always a challenge when there is not enough time for real dialogue. i appreciate the mayors efforts to put a pension reform package before us. i did want to allow someone from department of human resources to respond because i think many of the retirees -- it's great seeing many of the familiar faces from teachers to longtime public employees coming to speak before us with compelling arguments for why the pullout and this restructuring of the health system board. they make a good argument that it is anti-democratic -- anti- democratic and against the protect our benefits coalitio
SFGTV
Jul 14, 2011 9:00am PDT
a big help he has been. we also found out that he plays a big pingpong himself, so we look forward to seeing that. mayor lee, the show is all yours. [applause] mayor lee: thank you, everyone. welcome to city hall, and welcome to our celebration of the 40th anniversary of ping- pong diplomacy. i also want to welcome supervisor eric mar. thank you for being here. i know he has a wealth of chinese residents and residents in the whole district that want to play ping-pong this year. i want to welcome everyone here. our counsel general in china, the head of the table tennis association in china. thank you very much for being here. the wonderful guest from our bay area sports organizing committee and the united states table tennis association. thank you for being here as well. 40 years ago, i was studying really hard in college. i was actually studying about china and wondering where my parents came from and what they were doing in those years and what caused them to come to america and give birth to six kids and start us on our journeys in our own education. now, 40 years later, i find m
SFGTV
Jul 4, 2011 12:30pm PDT
respect a big savings for small businesses because the price tag that's associated with a conditional use permit. i'll give you a few details about the application process and the enforcement of the performance rather than the $3,000 or $4,000 tab. it will be a $385 application fee and a $395 annual renewal fee. upon submital of a submitted application, each application will be submitted to the police department and recommendation to the planning department. the planning department will review the applications to ensure compliance and there will be a hearing at your commission. your commission may impose specific conditions relevant to the specific applicant. i think you also have some details about the enforcement of the permit in your material as well. but performance is allowed only until 10:00 p.m. for one year. after one year, they may operate after midnight. if there have not been any nuance concerns then there is a possibility that it would be ex-tened into midnight. the hours may be reduced and businesses must comply with health, zoning, fire and other basic requirements of an
SFGTV
Jul 29, 2011 4:00am PDT
have to take care of your siblings and you have these big responsibilities that normally adults have, as a child, you are not going to be able to focus in school, so i think we need to support our students in that way outside the classroom and then inside the classroom as well. we need to provide a curriculum that is going to engage them. >> i would say bring back the fund classes -- the fun classes. [laughter] i was disappointed my freshman year when they did not have things like shock and cooking class is -- like shop and cooking classes. and teach the teachers because some of my teachers are terrible. >> i would say the same. bring back the fund classes -- the fund -- the fun classes. each student has to have a fun time, and that makes the student better, and they can apply all the knowledge they had into the fun stuff. that is how i have been going through, learning from high school, learning about math, science, everything, and i am right now applying it to architecture. i am in a program called build san francisco and applying my knowledge, so you should bring programs lik
SFGTV
Jul 4, 2011 4:30pm PDT
operators. on the other hand, enforcement is a big issue, and a big expense. women go to the pleas to part with any kind of enforcement, they are busy with other things. the final analysis tends to be more important. we want that goal to be met as well. then we have the whole business of police work, transportation, a tour bus work for transportation. we do not want to have that happen for limited resources. but there are some things that we can do -- and i am not the expert on tour buses. in my experience, when those things are design-related, the shape of the streets, places where buses go, we tend to have more success and less need for enforcement. to give you a probably bad example, parks and buses is an issue. staging for a tour bus would be different for a shuttle that comes by the neighborhood. of course, we are serving a different constituency. the shuttle bus is serving the residents who are choosing to live in san francisco and work somewhere else and return to the city as soon as they can. we do not want to discourage that. with the tourists, it is different. but the idea i
SFGTV
Jul 27, 2011 2:30am PDT
saw this in the bond crisis. we saw lots of people having big piles of paperwork that were not read or not completed or not signed. how do we know that people purchasing a limited number of condos in a small site -- i have never seen a project like this where the public have access. you might find this in a community in the homeowners association where there was a golf course, and they needed to underwrite some of the expenses, so they had non-resident memberships, but you will never find it, i don't believe, in a compact residential situation. that a purchaser for $2.5 million might force the 1600 people walking in and out of their facilities. i do not believe that those homeowners would allow it, and i think the first chance at the developer left and the seller of the property was no longer around, they would exercise their legal rights to change the whole order document, which they can do under california law. i would like to see what legal arrangement has been made so that the protections for the remaining facilities run with the land, no matter whether the current parties are i
SFGTV
Jul 30, 2011 6:30pm PDT
still about how hard it is to get a big size of a new -- a big size then you to succeed in that area. we have to have something special to get people in the area from all over the city to make a business succeed. for that, the support of the community-based organization like fillmore cbd is something that must -- that we have to be able to count on going forward. thank you. >> i just think the arts is so important in san francisco, and particularly the music. the music that combines us together, gives us souls, feeling, etc. i have been on the -- on teh -- on the s train. people wanted me to sing, and the driver said then we would have trumpets playing and no. i said that there seems to be an invisible sign around san francisco that says, "no dancing musicians allowed." i asked if he wants to kill all the artists. he says, "yes, but keep the athletes allied -- alive." i returned to that, and he said, "i did not say you should kill them. i was just agreeing with you." it is really like -- what? athleticism -- two weeks ago when you gave the park funding -- i mean, how much do we have to d
SFGTV
Jul 23, 2011 10:30pm PDT
looking for that was not too big, that was going to be over our head, and yet it was big enough for us to get into the field and moving forward. i understand there is a lot at stake. we want to do the right thing. >> commisioner joseph: best of luck. >> a couple of questions. jt's thing in the application, with respect to the gentleman from the security company. do you do security at other places or music venues? >> yes. i am ed thistle. i have been in this city since 1996 and i have managed a couple of clubs have worked in, eight or nine different clubs before starting yojimbo. >> you have other clients in the city? >> we are at badlands, the starlight lounge, and other facilities. those are the primary nightclubs. >> i had a couple quick questions. the current venue as it exists, has it been troubled recently? >> shine is a small lounge and because of its location and demographic and its programming, we never had problems. we have no history of violence and no -- the only sound complete we had was six years ago. five years ago. even then it was a minor thing that was resolved. >> commis
SFGTV
Jul 21, 2011 8:30pm PDT
home of the largest concentration of ex-offenders. once again, the big boxes come in. they put in programs. and the small community-based organizations have to really use their own funds to get people into unions to pay for their tools, to give them clothing and attire to get to the job. and they don't even have transportation sometimes. so there's a lot of small things that can happen to get them tools, tooled up, booted, suited, transportation to all the construction jobs that are in their neighborhood. thank you. chairman mirkarimi: thank you very much. next speaker, please. anybody who else would like to speak? i've run out of yellow cards. just stand in the aisle, one after the other. thank you. >> thank you so much for the opportunity to speak. i come here as a taxpayer and as a former emergency room worker who's worked quite a bit with exactly the kind of population we're talking about today. and i'm also -- because some of the conversation has been about the event last night in the bay view, i was witness to that event. i went to go hear chief the chief speak, and i went t
SFGTV
Jul 13, 2011 12:30am PDT
australia, australia is pretty big. you see things, and when you see things, you want those things to happen in our great city. so what i am saying plainly is this, while the impending very expensive traffic signals that take a lot of time to get the permits and so on, in the interim it is good to contact our senior citizens. we have a large population of senior citizens. it is good to contact schools and asked how children and their parents, the difficulties they have on san jose avenue, san bruno ave, which one of you supervisors know what happens there. something like putting uthis there will save many lives. so with this type of deliberation is giving to you about the flight in technology which takes years and years to be put in practice, we need to know in the interim what really has been done to save lives, because no price can be put on a life, especially a child like. thank you very much. -- especially a child's life. supervisor campos: thank you. colleagues, this is an action item. we have a motion. motion by commissioner wiener. second by commissioner avalos. can we go back
SFGTV
Jul 31, 2011 4:30am PDT
disabilities is independence knows no bounds. even though we do not represent the interests of big business, we do represent the interests of a considerable portion of your constituency. last month, we presented to this board our second complaint against the sfmta which enumerates discriminatory practices against aero and checker analysts situations in which administrative decisions were made without public oversight and legislative codes are in the process of being change without being vetted by the industry. how does this continue to happen under your watch? while we are grateful for the warm response we have received at the executive level of an eta, we have not received responses back -- executive level of the mta, we have not received responses back from the other board members. this is not just about arab checker and the discrimination, this is the community we represent. what does it take to get your attention? >> next speaker, please. >> thank you chairman and directors. i want to talk about the credit card fees specifically. i know the chairman has talked about finding a way to red
SFGTV
Jul 31, 2011 9:00am PDT
police commission are of much more concern to me. ithe thing i told you previously was my big concerns are, number one, free speech. not only the sunshine ordinance, knowing your rights under sunshine, but the brown act, the california constitution, and the constitution of the united states. i give you credit in the sense that as i watch your board, i have yet to see any of you interfere with somebody making public comment. i give you a big thumbs up on that. the second thing is access to public records. this is where i probably still have a bone of contention. because of a case that i talked about that i was not involved in, where there were serious questions about whether the process that had been gone through was fair. i know for a fact that the public records that the person who is a party of the case needed were denied it to her, and she was run through a whole bunch of sunshine ordinance hearings, which i got the impression was only to just drive her crazy. i brought that here, i said i have no skin in this game, these are just acquaintances, but i've seen what they have gone thr
SFGTV
Jul 3, 2011 4:30am PDT
individuals. that will run throughout the training. really the big focus on a lot of the training will be deescalation methods and case studies and scenario-based training and role play that.s0 will be probably heaviest aspect of the 40-hour training. as the mission, some of the main themes will be suicide voices and hallucinations, self-neglect. we will spend a whole day talking about veterans and ptsd and traumaia-based issues and also i think finally agitated behavior as well. we'll have different trainers we're bringing in so once we kind of get through the curriculum, we'll bring in trainers, vetting trainers, going through that process and really encouraging trainers to be not too poe dan tick. really entertaining questions. some of our values. we identified a few that will run throughout the training so one is really importantly the role of stigma as relates to mental health issues, which is really the biggest barrier is treatment. and effect chull tools for police regarding culture tools, tactical answer traties. we're excited to have sergeant knight and jackson working wi
SFGTV
Jul 21, 2011 1:00pm PDT
reps that actually work with this population instead of giving it to the big boxes. [tone] i'm glad to see that we have came out in support of realignment. chairman mirkarimi: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is lisa marie. i'm a statewide organizer with critical resistance and californians united for a responsible budget. having spent some time in other counties also dealing with realignment, it is clear that there's statewide consensus that realignment runs a huge potential of merely shifting the responsibility of overcrowding from the state to the counties. i think that san francisco county is playing a critical role as acting as a model county for other counties throughout california. so i want to appreciate the leadership of the s.f. county executive committee for prioritizing alternative and community aid programming in this plan. and i want to push and encourage this board to take it one step further. there are other bowled and precedent setting -- bold and precedent-setting moves that we need you to take. i think, supervisor cohen, your p
SFGTV
Jul 21, 2011 10:00pm PDT
realize we cannot do so much of our work without partners. this is a big thank you to microsoft for investing in our kids. before i start, i want to work knowledge a couple of people. our director of san francisco education and a wonderful partner. kimberly is here with her team. marie from the school district, and laurie, who heads our bridge to success program. these are folks that are making all of this happened. thank you for being here. i would like to welcome our host and chancellor from city college to welcome you and opened this up, dr. don griffin. [applause] >> thank you for being here today. i hope you are excited about mission campus. this is one of our finest campuses, but do not be fooled -- we have nine others, most of which are larger than this. we are very excited about you being here. one, i think you made a commitment to go to college, and college has made a commitment to you. we are trying to, this summer for the summer bridge, make college real for you. in other words, so there is no getting lost or confused about how to get financial aid, counseling, and all th
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